At the start of February 2014, the up-and-coming international freeriding elite will flock to the 4* FWQ Big Mountain Hochfügen for the fourth time. The contest will take place on Saturday 8 February 2014 starting at approx. 8.00 am (possibility of postponement to 12 February). 

The high-calibre Freeride World Tour Qualifier (FWQ) Big Mountain Hochfügen will see some of the best up-and-coming freeriders and many of the Freeride World Tour riders perform perfect lines, breath-taking cliff jumps and acrobatic tricks on a 4-star level. The showground for this spectacle will be the untouched powder snow of the famous Hochfügen Ostwand. Only riders with a suitable FWQ ranking and Freeride World Tour (FWT) qualified riders are entitled to take part.

At the FWQ contests, which take place across the world, competitors battle it out for world cup points and starting places in the World Cup (FWT). The contest in Hochfügen will be an adrenaline-fuelled treat for guests and spectators alike. Events can be followed live from the terraced spectator area at the 8er Alm where also the Expo Area of exhibitors and sponsors is situated. 

After the high-calibre sporting event, side events and parties such as the big After Race Party on Saturday or the traditional Warm-up Party on Thursday ensure that the Big Mountain Hochfügen is a popular winter celebration for fans, riders, sponsors and spectators alike.